SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Seahawks escaped a crazy game with an overtime victory Monday night, but they did not come out of the game injury free.
Receiver Tyler Lockett, who is having a career-best year, came out of the game in the fourth quarter and missed overtime with a leg contusion that was enough of a concern for the Seahawks to decide to leave him behind for treatment of the injury.
“Tyler Lockett got a really, a really bad lower leg bruise contusion that caused some issue that we're working on,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after a 27-24 overtime win. “I can't tell you much more about it than that right now, but he's out of here right now to get looked at. It will be OK, but it's a pretty severe situation for right now for game night.”
Asked a follow-up on what made the injury so concerning, Carroll said, “I think there was a lot of swelling, the contusion caused a lot of swelling right away and there's concerns about that, so they got to make sure that—there's the compartment element in this we got to make sure. So we’ve just got to take care of him, and we're ahead of it so we should be in good shape. You could tell with not having No-E back there, we looked different without him out there and we need him back.”
TheSeahawks do have their bye coming up, and Carroll said the hope is that his injury won’t be an issue by the time the Seahawks resume play against the Eagles in Week 12.
“I don't know that,” Carroll said when asked if the injury would affect Lockett’s availability going forward. “I wouldn't think so, but I don't know that. Didn't sound like it, (but) they got to check it all out.”
The only other injury reported from Monday’s game was the hamstring injury that knocked tight end Luke Willson out of the game in the first half.
Carroll said they don’t yet know the severity of that injury. Carroll also noted that tight end Ed Dickson could also be an option going forward if the Seahawks were to activate him off of injured reserve.
“Luke's hamstring, I don't know what to tell you, it's a couple weeks before we play again, we'll see,” Carroll said. “But we have Dickson that's just dying to get out there too and so we'll see how that all works out.”
With Willson out, Jacob Hollister was Seattle’s only healthy tight end for much of the game, and he responded with a team-high eight catches for 62 yards and a touchdown, his third score in the past two games.